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Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 1990;35(2):151-6.

[Breast cancer following breast prosthesis and irradiation in childhood].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale, Hôpital Jean Minjoz, Besançon.


The authors report a case of breast cancer developing 7 years after insertion of a breast prosthesis. This patient was 45 years old at the time of this discovery and had received low dose radiation during childhood for a haemolymphangioma of the homolateral axillary region. The possible factors predisposing development of cancer are discussed: haemolymphangioma, low dose axillary irradiation during childhood, peri-prosthetic fibrous capsule. These various points are examined in the light of data from the literature. The conclusions recall the necessity for clinical and radiological follow-up of breast prostheses, preferably performed by a plastic surgeon.

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